Monthly Archives: July 2012

TfGM confirm order for 20 extra M5000s which will see end of T68s

Transport for Greater Manchester have confirmed that they are to order an extra 20 of the Bombardier built M5000 light rail vehicles which will enable them to withdraw all of the original T68 trams by 2014. It is hoped that … Continue reading

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Planning permission granted for Copse Road depot to be converted to tram museum

The Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust are celebrating after Wyre Borough Council gave the go-ahead for the former Copse Road tram depot to be converted from its current use as a car sales and storage area to a Tram Museum and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Driver Training commences in Edinburgh

As reported on British Trams Online in the past few weeks, progress is continuing to be made on constructing the new Edinburgh tramway with further road closures and traffic diversions being introduced to allow the laying of the tracks. One … Continue reading

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Light Rail journeys rise again in England

The Department for Transport have released the annual Light Rail and Tram statistics with the latest data showing that once again passenger journeys have increased with a total of 204 million recorded across the eight systems which make up the … Continue reading

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Ipswich 33 restoration nears completion

Across the UK there are a number of tram restorations which don’t get much publicity but the groups involved have been working hard for many years undertaking lots of work to return the trams to their former glory and one … Continue reading

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Manx Transport Festival approaches

The annual Manx Transport Festival takes place between Wednesday 25th and Sunday 29th July and will once again provide transport enthusiasts the chance to sample the various unique forms of transport on the Island including the Manx Electric Railway and … Continue reading

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In Pictures: NET 202 spreads the Olympic word

As we reported a few weeks ago when the Olympic Torch made its way through Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham Express Transit added a special “super square” advert on the centre car of 202. This advert not only welcomed the torch … Continue reading

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Pensioner hit by tram as Blackpool Transport urge pedestrians to be cautious

A pensioner in a mobility scooter was hit by a tram in Cleveleys this week which led Trevor Roberts, Managing Director of Blackpool Transport, to urge all pedestrians to be cautious around the tramway. This was the second incident in … Continue reading

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NET Five for £5 group ticket relaunched for summer

Nottingham Express Transit’s popular “Five for £5” ticket is available again for the school summer holidays to help families make the most of City Centre attractions over the next six weeks. As from today (Saturday 21st July) up to five … Continue reading

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Work to start on Rochdale Tram and Bus Interchange

Work is due to start later this month on the construction of the new tram and bus interchange in Rochdale. The new £11.5 million interchange will become the first of its kind in Europe to have integrated hydropower generation and … Continue reading

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Crich Bandstand Park officially opened

The newly renovated area around the century-old bandstand at Crich Tramway Village was officially declared open at a small ceremony on Saturday 14th July, with the Mayors of Amber Valley and Trafford amongst the dignitaries in attendance. This special occasion … Continue reading

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Crich workshop budget slashed

Despite 2012 shaping up to be a classic year for Crich Tramway Village in many ways, with some fantastic enthusiasts events and the launch of three ‘new’ tramcars into the operating fleet, visitor numbers are giving major cause for concern – … Continue reading

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Pleasure Beach advert Flexities continue to increase

The invasion of side panel advertisements on Blackpool’s new fleet of Flexity2 supertrams shows no sign of slowing down just yet, with two more trams making their service debuts with external adverts over the past weeks. Seven Flexities now carry … Continue reading

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Balloon 700 impersonates a Flexity!

Sunday 15th July saw the annual Fleetwood Transport Festival event staged, and Blackpool Transport chose this occasion to unveil the first traditional tram to have been outshopped in the new Flexity-style fleet livery of purple and white. The chosen recipient is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Nottingham Express Transit 208 in EON advert

As originally reported last week Nottingham Express Transit 208 has received its first all over advert with a design for EON being applied over the weekend of 7th/8th July. The mainly red design means that three of the Incentro trams … Continue reading

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Seaton hit by the weather

The unseasonable heavy rain which has been afflicting much of the UK in this so-called summer in 2012 claimed another victim last weekend  when flooding meant the Seaton Tramway were unable to operate a full service.

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DLR changes for the Olympics confirmed

With the London 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching the Docklands Light Railway have announced that there will be a number of station closures and alterations for the duration of both that event and the following Paralympic Games.

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Edinburgh Trams progress update released

The project to return trams to the streets of the Scottish capital is still on target for opening in summer 2014 and within the revised £776 million budget according to the latest progress update released this week. In the release … Continue reading

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NET delays after car abandoned on tracks

It was certainly a Friday 13th that travellers on Nottingham Express Transit would like to forget after an abandoned car on the tracks caused delays for two hours. The suspected stolen car was left on the tracks north of the … Continue reading

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A weekend at Immingham

Further details of a proposed loan arrangement involving Grimsby & Immingham 14 have now been confirmed, with the tram due to make a very brief return to one of its old haunts later this month. The car – which is … Continue reading

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